Presentation on theme: "Born Bad? Does the research using this toy support the nurture argument?"— Presentation transcript:
Does the research using this toy support the nurture argument?
Evidence from adoption studies only supports the nature argument. True or false?
Which one of these studies suggests that TV has little effect on aggression?
Williams Charlton et al. Bandura
High testosterone is linked to crime, and males have higher testosterone levels than females. Does this suggest the gender difference in crime rate is due to nature or nurture?
Some evidence suggests that personality affects criminality. Could this factor be due to nature, nurture or both?
nature both nurture
Brunner et al. studied an aggressive family who lacked the gene for MAO so could not break down serotonin. Does this support or contradict the general nature argument ?
Supports because low serotonin is associated with aggression Contradicts because high serotonin is associated with aggression Contradicts because low serotonin is associated with aggression
yes! no Are you an criminal expert?
Better luck next time! Remember: There are three approaches which attempt to explain the causes of crime Draw a table of evidence for and against each explanation Draw pictures to illustrate the studies… like Brunner et al.s aggressive (but high serotonin) family throwing Edam cheeses at each other. THE END